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NEXT Archive

NEXT represents the culmination of the learning experience at the Corcoran. See some of the Corcoran's NEXT projects and exhibits from previous years.

 

 

 

 


NEXT 2021

 

Persuasion By Design

In 2021, for the first time in its history, NEXT was a hybrid virtual and physical experience, with outdoor installations on GW’s campus, as well as a website that featured students’ projects. As you’ll see, this particular year, the global pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement profoundly impacted these young artists. Interdisciplinary connections between our exhibiting students were the driving force behind this year’s theme as created by our graphic design students: creative network.

NEXT 2021 website

Image: "Persuasion By Design" by Hyungjun Suh (B.F.A. Graphic Design)

 

A preview of this year’s NEXT banners (concept art by NEXT DesignLab), which will be hung on the Flagg Building in April 2021

A NEXT Like No Other: Producing a year-end thesis and capstone exhibition virtually — and looking back on ten years of NEXT

NEXT began in 2011 at the Corcoran College of Arts and Design, and after a decade, the Corcoran continues to celebrate the accomplishments of graduating students—both undergraduates and graduate students—and commits to showcasing emerging artists and contemporary works at the end of each school year. This year, NEXT was also an official bicentennial event celebrating GW’s 200th year.

Lashonia and Sean Thompson-El enjoy morning sunlight in their bedroom one Sunday.

Documenting a Love Story after Decades in Prison

“Team El” chronicles the love story of Lashonia and Sean Thompson-El, two Washington, D.C., residents who were both, as teenagers, convicted of separate violent crimes and who both endured decades of imprisonment. When they met as adults, both were working to process the anger and trauma of their pasts. Now they do that work together, while also working to help fellow formerly-incarcerated people reintegrate into society outside prison and to prevent others from entering the system at all.

 

2021 Exhibition Book

From theatrical performances to research papers, installations and more, NEXT is a multidisciplinary show that represents a culmination of a student’s learning experiences. Get a glimpse of their talents in 2021's NEXT Exhibition Book.

2021 Exhibition Book

Alison Janega

 

 


NEXT 2020

 

 

The COVID-19 pandemic prevented the Corcoran from hosting NEXT 2020, but many student artists still found creative ways to complete or rework their projects. See the work from the Class of 2020.


 

2020 Exhibition Book

From theatrical performances to research papers, installations and more, NEXT is a multidisciplinary show that represents a culmination of a student’s learning experiences. Get a glimpse of their talents in 2020's NEXT Exhibition Book.

2020 Exhibition Book

 

Music Capstones

2020 Music Capstones

NEXT Music Capstones are the culminating projects for graduating music majors. These capstones may take the form of a recital, thesis, composition, or any combination of items, but all require an academic research component as part of the Music B.A. curriculum.

2020 Music Capstones

Art History booklet

2020 Art History Graduation Booklet

To see examples of the class of 2020's culminating projects and work, see our Graduation Booklet (designed by Julie Hansen, B.F.A. Graphic Design '18). This booklet shows the diverse range of studies by our outstanding students in the Corcoran Art History program.

2020 GRADUATION BOOKLET

Museum Studies exhibition

2020 Museum Studies Exhibition

In 2020, a museum studies class put together an exhibition as part of NEXT, originally to be on view at the same time as the rest of the exhibition. Their show centered on the theme that people, stories, and objects move Sometimes this is an act of individual agency, sometimes it is the consequence of systematic displacement and violence. This exhibition recovers eight stories of movement, memory, and return.

Museum Studies Exhibition

Photojournalism thesis 2020

"Universal Uncertainty" - Photojournalism and Fine Art Photography Thesis Work from 2020

After their long-awaited thesis show was been postponed, the BFA students in Photojournalism and Fine Art Photography opted to present their work collectively in this publication and to put it in the hands of people with whom they hope to build professional relationships. The small selection of images contained within is only a glimpse of their larger projects. See the work of the class of 2020.

Universal Uncertainty

If the Sky Falls

"if the sky falls / they shall have / clouds for supper" - Photography from Spring 2020 by Corcoran students

These photographs were created during the COVID-19 crisis during a time of quarantine, by the students and professor of 'Making Meaning: Narrative and the Art of the Photobook,' at the Corcoran. Photo Editing by Corcoran alumna Katie Dance and Professor Matt Eich. For a full list of the contributors, see page 78 of the book. Published by Slow Dance Press.

if the sky falls / they shall have / clouds for supper

ACA radio plays

The Academy for Classical Acting's Radio Plays

These Radio Plays were recorded by the Academy for Classical Acting at Shakespeare Theatre Company and George Washington University (Class of 2020) in Washington, DC., during the global pandemic. Each performer recorded alone, listening to each other via the Zencastr platform. Our season is generously sponsored by Dr. Julie M. Feinsilver, and Arthur and Shirley Fergenson. Read the Washington Post's coverage of the plays.

Listen to the Radio Plays on the Shakespeare Theatre website, on Apple podcasts, Spotify or Radio Public.

 


 

2020 NEXT FEATURED STUDENTS

Read about a selection of outstanding artists, designers, performers and scholars from Corcoran's 2020 end-of-year show.

2020 Students

Caroline Willauer

 

 


NEXT 2019

 

 

2019's NEXT: A Virtual Tour

 


 

 

2019 NEXT FEATURED STUDENTS

Read about a selection of outstanding artists, designers, performers and scholars from Corcoran's 2019 end-of-year show.

2019 Students

Amina Javed

 

 


NEXT 2018

 

 

2018 NEXT FEATURED STUDENTS

Read about a selection of outstanding artists, designers, performers and scholars from Corcoran's 2018 end-of-year show.

2018 Students

MichaelAngelo Rodriguez

 

 


NEXT 2017

 

 

2017 NEXT ARCHIVE

View work, projects, and moments from Corcoran's 2017 end-of-year show.

2017 Slideshow

NEXT 2017

 

 


NEXT 2016

 

 

2016 NEXT ARCHIVE

View work, projects, and moments from Corcoran's 2016 end-of-year show.

2016 Slideshow

NEXT 2016